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I'm certain I've posted this one before [12 Feb 2008|09:59pm]

mister_perky
But Life has made it the song that sums up how I feel perfectly right now. Again.

Unless I am overreacting to some very bad secondhand info (very possible), but I'm bunkering in for the worst.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, one of my favorite broke up/never were mopers...

"I Know It's Over"
[Morrissey/Marr]
{Jeff Buckley had a really good live cover of this back in 95, too)


Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!
And as I climb into an empty bed
Oh well, enough said.

I know it's over, still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Over, Over

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!
See the sea, it wants to take me
The knife, it wants to slit me
do you think you can help me?
Sad, Veiled Bride, please be happy
Handsome Groom, give her room
Loud, Loutish Lover, treat her kindly
(for she needs you more than she loves you)

I know it's over, still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Over, Over
I know it's over, and it never really began
but in my heart it was so real

And you even spoke to me, and said:
"if you're so funny, why are you on your own tonight?
and if you're so clever, why are you on your own tonight?
if you're so very good looking, why do you sleep alone tonight?
if you're so very entertaining, why are you on your own tonight?
I know! Because tonight is just like any other night
That's why you're on your own tonight!
With your triumphs and your charms
while they are in each other's arms!"

It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate
it takes strength to be gentle and kind
over, over

It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate
it take guts to be gentle and kind
over, over

Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!
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Maynard rules becauses he knows who Orestes is [07 Jan 2008|03:50pm]

educate_sedate
Orestes by A Perfect Circle

Metaphor for a missing moment
Pull me in to your perfect circle

One womb
One shame
One resolve

Liberate this will
To release us all

Gotta cut away, clear away
Snip away and sever this
Umbilical residue,
Keeping me from killing you

And from pulling you down with me here,
I can almost hear you scream

Give me one more medicated peaceful moment
Give me one more medicated peaceful moment

And I don't wanna feel this
Overwhelming hostility
I don't wanna feel this
Overwhelming hostility

Gotta cut away, clear away
Snip away and sever this
Umbilical residue

Gotta cut away, clear away
Snip away and sever this
Umbilical residue,
Keeping me from killing you

Snip away and sever this

Keeping me from killing you
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[02 Jan 2008|10:48am]

mister_perky
because it was always my "warmup" song when practicing guitar, and so, years later, a song i can still remember how to play...

"Nutshell"
[Cantrell]

We
Chase misprinted lies
We
Face the path of time

And yet I fight
Yet I fight this battle all alone
No one to cry to
No place to go home

My
Gift of self is raped
My
Privacy is raked

And yet I find
Yet I find repeating in my head
"If I can't be my own,
I'd feel better dead."


And also, just because I've always identified with its sentiment far far too much...


"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
[Morrissey/Marr]

Take me out tonight
Where there's music and there's people
And they're young and alive!
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because i haven't got one
anymore.

Take me out tonight
Because i want to see people and I want to see life!
Driving in your car
Oh, please don't drop me home
Because it's not my home, it's their home, and I'm welcome no more.

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die!
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side, well, the pleasure and the privilege is mine.

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, i don't care, I don't care, i don't care!
And in the darkened underpass
I thought "Oh God, my chance has come at last!"
(But then a strange fear gripped me and i just couldn't ask.)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don't care, I don't care, I don't care!
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because i haven't got one.
Oh, I haven't got one.

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die!
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side, well, the pleasure and the privilege is mine.

Oh, there is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
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The Warmth by Incubus [28 Nov 2007|07:23pm]

educate_sedate
I'd like to close my eyes and go numb
But there's a cold wind coming from
The top of the highest high rise today
ItÂ's not a breeze cuz it blows hard
Yes and it wants me to discard
The humanity I know, watched the warmth blow away

So don't let the world bring you down
Not everyone here is that fucked up and cold
Remember why you came and while you're alive
Experience the warmth before you grow old

So do you think I should adhere
To that pressing new frontier
And leave in my wake, a trail of fear
Should I hold my head up high
And throw a wrench and spokes by
I'm leaving the air behind me clear

So don't let the world bring you down
Not everyone here is that fucked up and cold
Remember why you came and while you're alive
Experience the warmth before you grow old

So don't let the world bring you down
Not everyone here is that fucked up and cold
Remember why you came and while you're alive
Experience the warmth before you grow old
Before you grow old
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6 underground by sneaker pimps [14 Nov 2007|12:54pm]

educate_sedate
Take me down, 6 underground,
The ground beneath your feet,
Laid out low, nothing to go
Nowhere a way to meet
I've got a head full of drought,
Down here, so faroff losing out
Round here,

Overground, watch this space,
I'm open to falling from grace

Calm me down, bring it round
Too way high off your street
I can see like nothing else
In me you're better than I wannabe
Don't think 'cos I understand,
I care, don't think 'cos I'm talking we're friends,

Overground, watch this space,
I'm open to falling from grace

Talk me down, safe and sound
Too strung up to sleep
Wear me out, scream and shout
Swear my time's never cheap
I fake my life like I've lived
Too much, I take whatever you're given
Not enough,

Overground, watch this space,
I'm open

I fake my life like I've lived
Too much, I take whatever you're given
Not enough,

Overground, watch this space,
I'm open to falling from grace
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Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel [30 Oct 2007|06:20pm]

educate_sedate
sorry for not posting here in forever! I was watching the movie Watership Down and this song sequence was sad/pretty/slightly disturbing:

Is it a kind of a dream
Floating out on the tide
Following the river of death downstream
Oh is it a dream?
There's a fog along the horizon
A strange glow in the sky
And nobody seems to know where it goes
And what does it mean?
Oh is it a dream?

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly,
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes

Is it a kind of a shadow
Reaching into the night
Wandering over the hills unseen
Oh is it a dream?
There's a high wind in the trees
A cold sound in the air
And nobody ever knows where you go
And where do you start?
Oh into the dark

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly,
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes

Bright eyes, burning like fire
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly,
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes
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[23 Oct 2007|11:12am]

des1o
"Cold Cash And Colder Hearts"

They are sick, they are poor
And they die by the thousands and we look away
They are wolves at the door
And they're not gonna move us or get in our way

'Cause we don't have the time
Here at the top of the world
Feeling alright
Here at the top of the world

We hold our own by keeping our hearts cold

Different god, darker skin
They are just not a burden that we'd like to bear
They are living in "sin"
There are so many reasons for us not to care

But I'm feeling alright
Here at the top of the world
Doing just fine
Here at the top of the world

We've learned money matters most
So we keep our cards held close
Here at the top of the world

We hold our own by keeping our hearts cold
And we've learned what matters most
So we keep our hearts cold

They are no one
They are nowhere
They are not our problem
Not worth saving
Nonexistent if we keep our hearts cold

They are no one
They are nowhere

I got these from http://www.plyrics.com and I might be going to see Thrice in November. Yes.
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Paper Wings by Rise Against [16 Aug 2007|10:58pm]

des1o
One last thing I beg you please just before you go
I've watched you fly on paper wings halfway around the world
Until they burned up in the atmosphere and sent you spiraling down
landing somewhere far from here with no one else around
to catch you falling down
and I'm looking at you now

and I can't tell if you're laughing
between each smile there's a tear in your eye
there's a train leaving town in an hour
it's not waiting for you, and neither am I

"Swing for the fences, son" he must have told you once
but that was a conversation you took nothing from
so raise your glass now, lets celebrate exactly what you've done
just put off another day of knowing where you're from
you can catch up with yourself if you run...

and I can't tell if you're laughing
between each smile there's a tear in your eye
there's a train leaving town in an hour
it's not waiting for you, and neither am I

is this the life that you lead,
or the life that's lead for you?
will you take the road that's been laid out before you?
will we cross paths somewhere else tonight?
somewhere else tonight...
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Because I FINALLY figured out what the chorus to this actually is... [13 Jun 2007|04:23pm]

mister_perky
"About A Girl"
[K. Cobain]

I need an easy friend, I do
With an ear to lend, I do
Think you fit this shoe, I do
Hope you have a clue

I take advantage while
You hang me out to dry*
But I can't see you every night
For Free
[I do]

I'm standing in your line, I do
Hope you have the time, I do
Pick a number too, I do
Keep a date with you

I take advantage while
You hang me out to dry*
But I can't see you every night
For Free

I need an easy friend, I do
With an ear to lend, I do
Think you fit this shoe, I do
Hope you have a clue

I take advantage while
You hang me out to dry*
But I can't see you every night
I can't see you every night
For Free
I do
I do
I do
I do


*I had it wrong for so many years. Thought it was something about a trial, even though that made no sense.
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[16 May 2007|08:29pm]

mister_perky
"Censorshit"
[Joey Ramone]

Tipper, what's that sticker sticking on my CD?
Is that some kind of warning to protect me?
Freedom of Choice needs a stronger stronger voice
You can stamp out the source but you can't stop creative thoughts

Oh Tipper come on
Ain't you been getting it on?
Ask Ozzy, Zappa, or me
We'll show you what it's like to be free
Oh Tipper come on
It's just a smokescreen for the real problems
S & L defecit
The homeless, the environment

Hey hey all you senators' wives
Better take a good look at your own lives
Before you go preaching to me
your definition of obscenity

Oh Tipper come on
Ain't you been getting it on?
Ask Ozzy, Zappa, or me
We'll show you what it's like to be free
Oh Tipper come on
It's just a smokescreen for the real problems
S & L defecit
The homeless, the environment

The irony, it seems to me
It's Un-American policy
We've come so far but only to find
People like you with ignorant minds

Oh Tipper come on
Ain't you been getting it on?
Ask Ozzy, Zappa, or me
We'll show you what it's like to be free
Oh Tipper come on
It's just a smokescreen for the real problems
S & L defecit
The homeless, the environment


[Because apparently I guess in addition to being one of my favorite punk bands, The Ramones without even really trying to be were one of my favorite Protest-Song Bands. :)]

[And yes those stickers were/are a horrible thing to happen to music.]
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[15 May 2007|02:46pm]

mister_perky
"Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio"
[The RAMONES]

Do you remember Hullabaloo,
Upbeat, Shindig and Ed Sullivan too?.
Do You Remember Rock'N'Roll radio?
Do You Remember Rock'N'Roll radio?

Do you remember Murray the K,
Alan Freed, and high energy?
It's the end, the end of the 70's.
It's the end, the end of the century.

Do you remember lying in bed
with your covers Pulled up over your head?
Radio playin' so one can see.
We need change, we need it fast
before rock's just part Of the past.
'Cause lately it all sounds the same to me.

Will you remember Jerry Lee,
John Lennon, T. Rex and Ol' Moulty?
It's the end, the end of the 70's.
It's the end, the end of the century.

Do you remember lying in bed
with your covers Pulled up over your head?
Radio playin' so one can see.
We need change, we need it fast
before rock's just part Of the past.
'Cause lately it all sounds the same to me.
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[15 May 2007|02:39pm]

mister_perky
"Bonzo Goes To Bitburg"
[The RAMONES]

You've got to pick up the pieces
C'mon, sort your trash
You better pull yourself back together
Maybe you've got too much cash
Better call, call the law
When you gonna turn yourself in?
Yeah You're a politician
Don't become one of Hitler's children

Bonzo goes to bitburg then goes out for a cup of tea
As I watched it on TV somehow it really bothered me
Drank in all the bars in town for an extended foreign policy
Pick up the pieces

My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down
My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down

Shouldn't wish you happiness,
wish her the very best
Fifty thousand dollar dress
Shaking hands with your highness
See through you like cellophane
You watch the world complain,
but you do it anyway
Who am I, am I to say

Bonzo goes to bitburg then goes out for a cup of tea
As I watched it on TV somehow it really bothered me
Drank in all the bars in town for an extended foreign policy
Pick up the pieces

My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down
My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down

If there's one thing that makes me sick
It's when someone tries to hide behind politics
I wish that time could go by fast
Somehow they manage to make it last

My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down
My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down
My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down
My brain is hanging upside down
I need something to slow me down

Because I still love The Ramones and I still hate Reagan... :)
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Everybody's Changing by Keene [04 May 2007|07:55pm]

educate_sedate
You say you wonder your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can

You're aching, you're breaking
And I can see the pain in your eyes
Says everybody's changing
And I don't know why.

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing
And I don't feel the same.

You're gone from here
Soon you will disappear
Fading into beautiful light
'cause everybody's changing
And I don't feel right.

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing
And I don't feel the same.

So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing
And I don't feel the same.

Ooo...
Everybody's changing
And I don't feel the same.
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Adrenaline by Gavin Rossdale [15 Apr 2007|09:46pm]

educate_sedate
You don't feel the pain

Too much is not enough
Nobody said this stuff makes any sense
We're hooked again

Point of no return
See how the buildings burn
Light up the night
Such pretty sight

Adrenaline keeps me in the game
Adrenaline you don't even feel the pain
Wilder than your wildest dreams
When you're going to extremes
It takes adrenaline
(You don't feel the pain)

Sail through an empty night
It's only you and I who understand
There is no plan

Get closer to the thrill
Only time will kill
What's in your eyes
Is so alive

Adrenaline keeps me in the game
Adrenaline you don't even feel the pain
Wilder than your wildest dreams
When you're going to extremes
It takes adrenaline

Run through the speed of sound
Every thing slows you down
And all color that surrounds you
Are bleeding to the walls
All the things you really need
Just wait to find the speed
Then you will achieve
Escape velocity

Too much is not enough
Nobody gave it up
Im not the kind
To lay down and die

Adrenaline
keeps me in the game
Adrenaline
you don't even feel the pain
Wilder than your wildest dreams
When you're going to extremes
It takes adrenaline

Adrenaline
Screaming out your name
Adrenaline
you don't even feel the pain
Wilder than your wildest dreams
When you're going to extremes
It takes adrenaline

(Adrenaline)

You don't even feel the pain
You don't even feel the pain
I'm going to extremes
There is nothing in between
You don't even feel the pain
You don't even feel the pain
You don't even feel the pain
You don't even feel the pain
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Mayonaise by the Smashing Pumpkins [11 Apr 2007|12:28pm]

educate_sedate
*last one today, I promise*

Fool enough to almost be it
Cool enough to not quite see it
Doomed
Pick your pockets full of sorrow
And run away with me tomorrow
June

We'll try and ease the pain
But somehow we'll feel the same
Well, no one knows
Where our secrets go

I send a heart to all my dearies
When your life is so, so dreary
Dream
I'm rumored to the straight and narrow
While the harlots of my perils
Scream

And I fail
But when I can, I will
Try to understand
That when I can, I will

Mother weep the years I'm missing
All our time can't be given
Back
Shut my mouth and strike the demons
That cursed you and your reasons
Out of hand and out of season
Out of love and out of feeling
So bad

When I can, I will
Words defy the plan
When I can, I will

Fool enough to almost be it
And cool enough to not quite see it
And old enough to always feel this
Always old, I'll always feel this

No more promise no more sorrow
No longer will I follow
Can anybody hear me
I just want to be me
When I can, I will
Try to understand
That when I can, I will
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So Far Away by Stabbing Westward [11 Apr 2007|08:21am]

educate_sedate
Each night I feel the distance that has grown between us
Open up as lonely as the space between the stars
I wish that I could find a way
To smash my fist right through these walls
Of ugliness and emptiness
And gently touch your face
But every time that I touch you
You feel so far away
And every time that you need me
I feel so far away
As you lie silently beside me choking back your tears
I wonder if you recognize
That silence now defines us
Desperately I try to fight this overwhelming sense
That I may never find
The strength to change
How hopeless we've become
We need to find a way to break this silence
We need to find a way to break this silence that's between us
So I scream your name
But every time that I touch you
You feel so far away
And every time that you need me
I feel so far away
And every time that you reach out
You feel me pull away
And every time that I touch you, I touch you, I touch you
You feel so far away
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The Bird and the Worm by the Used [11 Apr 2007|08:18am]

educate_sedate
He wears his heart
safety pinned to his backpack
His backpack is all that he knows
Shot down by strangers
whose glances can cripple
the heart and devour the soul

All alone he turns to scold
while holding his breath after death
Terrified of whats inside
to save his life he crawls
like a worm from a bird
crawls like a worm from a bird

Out of his mind the way
pushes him whispering
must have been out of his mind
new day dillusions are
pushing this out of his head
maybe out of his mind

All alone he turns to scold
while holding his breath after death
Terrified of whats inside
to save his life he
crawls like a worm from a bird
crawls like a worm from a bird

All he knows
Is he cant belive that it grows
and so it goes
he crawls like a worm
crawls like a worm from the bird

Out of his mind the way
pushes him whispering
must have been out of his mind


All alone he turns to scold
while holding his breath after death
Terrified of whats inside
to save his life he crawls
like a worm from a bird
crawls like a worm from a bird

All alone
he's holding his breath after death
Terrified to save his life
he crawls like a worm
Crawls like a worm from a bird
crawls like a worm from a bird
crawls like a worm from a bird
crawls like a worm
crawls like a worm
crawls like a worm from a bird
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[02 Apr 2007|04:52pm]

mister_perky
"Those Dumb Punk Kids Will Buy Anything"
[The Melvins feat. Jello Biafra]

1.
Punk's been dumbed down to just another form of TV
Marketed to shoppers, spoonfed cartoon rebellion like sheep

Flock to worship any old-school band!
Who cares if they still care, or if they're bad?
Something new in town? Who wants to know?

2.
And look at all the whores, reunions for all the wrong reasons
Playing only songs from the good old days about how bad the good old days were

So why not us?
We don't even like our stuff no more!
But look at all that retro-racket cash!
Those dumb punk kids will buy anything

BRIDGE:
We'll sue the guy who wrote the songs so we can sell them into commercials
Steal the name and hit the road, trashing all our band stood for
We won't rehearse, sound worse,
dig up some old child star who never learns the words
Hey, we're back!
Show us how much you care!
The merch booth's right over there!
BUY!! BUY!!

3.
And if this scam works, what a bandwagon it will be!
Malcom in the Middle in the Misfits, or Mary-Kate and Ashley!
Gary Coleman in Black Flag, Courtney in Nirvana at last!
And Emmanuel Lewis, back in action singing for The Germs

When will it end?
When people see this for what it is
Rock and Roll Swindle Pistols backed a thief
So how bout Martha Stewart in Dead Kennedys?

OUTRO:
Kuz those dumb punk kids will buy anything
Dumb punk kids will buy anything
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[29 Mar 2007|11:27pm]

mister_perky
"Indifference"
[Vedder]

I will light the match this morning so I won't be alone
Watch as she lies silent, for soon I will be gone
I will stand arms outstreched, pretend I'm free to roam
I will make my way through one more day...

How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?

I will hold the candle until it burns up my arm
I'll keep taking punches until their will grows tired
I will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind
I won't change direction, and I won't change my mind

How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?

I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune!
I will scream my lungs out until it fills this room!

How much difference
How much difference
How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make?
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Lady Picture Show by Stone Temple Pilots [28 Mar 2007|10:52am]

educate_sedate
Lady picture show, she hides behind the bedroom door
Lady picture show she hides behind the bedroom wall
he hides because she don't know nothin', don't know nothin' anymore
She keeps a funny face it's locked and bagged it's just outside the door

She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face
She doesn't know her name
She doesn't know her face anymore
And don't believe

Lady picture girl, I think them boys don't like your show
Lady picture show them boys are gone, should just say no

Your wedding presents' not so daisy picture perfect anymore
Lady funny face it's locked and bagged it's just outside the oor
Don't know nothin' anymore
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